Apart from correct storage, lighting a cigar is the most important factor that determines whether smoking is enjoyable or frustrating.
1 Vitola, 3 Types of Storage
What effect does storage have on a cigar? Our humidor expert Marc André presented three of the same yet completely differently stored cigars to 45
1 Cigar, 3 different tastes
What effect does storage have on a cigar? Our humidor expert Marc André presented three of the same yet completely differently stored cigars to 50 testers.
Maintaining the aromas of cigars
Some of us are familiar with the problem: storing cigars in a humidor and after some time, the aromas seem to have disappeared.
INFLUENCES OF THE PACKAGING TYPE ON CIGAR STORAGE
In this article we will address the question of what influence the type of packaging (cellophane, tubo, cigar box, cardboard box) has on the aging process of a cigar, and what recommendations can be derived from this for practical use.
Cigars in a Tube – Unpack, Unscrew, Take Them Out, or Leave it Closed?
A cigar matures more slowly in a tube. This is why storage recommendations depend on the strength and storage duration of the cigar.
Do Hard Rolled Cigars Mean a Poor Draw?
There are many cigars on the market that are so firmly rolled that you might expect issued draw resistance. Have hard cigars been stored wrongly or are they a production fault?
Are the Shine and Texture of Wrappers a Sign of Quality?
The first impression is decisive, and because the wrapper is the calling-card of every cigar, it is of particular importance. Many feel that the shinier the wrapper, the better its quality. However, put so generally, this is not true.
Do Aromas of Different Cigars Mingle in the Humidor?
Humidor expert Marc André discusses the question if the aromas of different cigars will mingle in the humidor, if stored in singles.
How to Restore a Moldy Humidor
Moldy cigars must be removed. As for the humidor itself, there are various means of removing mold from the wooden surfaces.
The Most Common Humidor Problems and How to Solve Them
Disappointment when cigars are stored in a humidor is often caused by nonsensical construction of the used product and inadequate use. Here are the most common problems encountered when storing cigars in a humidor and suggestions on how to fix them.
Where to Place the Humidification System in Your Humidor
As a matter of principle, the relative air humidity in the immediate area of the humidification system is always higher than in the rest of the humidor. Consequently the distance between the cigars and the humidifier should be as great as possible.